2010 Stoker Final Ballot

The 2010 Stoker Final Ballot has been released:

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Horns, Joe Hill (William Morrow)
  • Rot and Ruin, Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster)
  • Dead Love, Linda Watanabe McFerrin (Stone Bridge Press)
  • Apocalypse of the Dead, Joe McKinney (Pinnacle)
  • Dweller, Jeff Strand (Leisure/Dark Regions Press)
  • A Dark Matter, Peter Straub (DoubleDay)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

  • Black and Orange, Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Bad Moon Books)
  • A Book of Tongues, Gemma Files (ChiZine)
  • Castle of Los Angeles, Lisa Morton (Gray Friar)
  • Spellbent, Lucy Snyder (Del Rey)

Superior Achievement Long Fiction

  • The Painted Darkness, Brian James Freeman (Cemetery Dance)
  • Dissolution, Lisa Mannetti (Deathwatch)
  • Monsters Among Us, Kirstyn McDermott (Macabre: A Journey through Australia’s Darkest Fears)
  • The Samhanach, Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
  • Invisible Fences, Norman Prentiss (Cemetery Dance)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

  • “Return to Mariabronn”, Gary Braunbeck (Haunted Legends)
  • “The Folding Man”, Joe R. Lansdale (Haunted Legends)
  • “1925: A Fall River Halloween”, Lisa Mannetti (Shroud Magazine #10)
  • “In the Middle of Poplar Street”, Nate Southard (Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology)
  • “Final Draft”, Mark W. Worthen (Horror Library IV)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

  • Dark Faith, Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon, eds. (Apex)
  • Horror Library IV, R.J. Cavender & Boyd E. Harris, eds. (Cutting Block)
  • Macabre: A Journey Through Australia’s Darkest Fears, Angela Challis & Marty Young, eds. (Brimstone Press)
  • Haunted Legends, Ellen Datlow & Nick Mamatas, eds. (Tor)
  • The New Dead, Christopher Golden, ed. (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Superior Achievement in a Collection

  • Occultation, Laird Barron (Night Shade Books)
  • Blood and Gristle, Michael Louis Calvillo (Bad Moon Books)
  • Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Ones That Got Away, Stephen Graham Jones (Prime Books)
  • A Host of Shadows, Harry Shannon (Dark Regions)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

  • To Each Their Darkness, Gary A. Braunbeck (Apex)
  • The Conspiracy Against the Human Race, Thomas Ligotti (Hippocampus)
  • Wanted Undead or Alive, Jonathan Maberry & Janice Gable Bashman (Citadel)
  • Listen to the Echoes: The Ray Bradbury Interviews, Sam Weller (Melville House)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

  • Dark Matters, Bruce Boston (Bad Moon Books)
  • Wild Hunt of the Stars, Ann K. Schwader (Sam’s Dot)
  • Diary of a Gentleman Diabolist, Robin Spriggs (Anomalous Books)
  • Vicious Romantic, Wrath James White (Needfire Poetry)

Winning titles will be announced at the Stoker Weekend in Long Island NY, June 16-19, 2011.

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